January 17, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member


Prem Kumar. Dr

Discipline: Aquaculture
Division: Finfish Culture Division
Specialization: Fish reproductive physiology breeding

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 3210-255072
Fax: +91- 3210-255072

Brief profile:

After taking masters in Aquaculture in 2002 and PhD in Aquaculture in 2008 I am working in CIBA since 2009 on Breeding and reproductive physiology of fish. I currently work in division of Fish Culture in KRC of CIBA. I have worked on breeding of cobia, scat and pearlspot, and culture of seabass; I have contributed to culture demonstration of seabass, broodstock maturation of milk fish, breeding of cobia and scat, and reproductive endocrinology of mullet. I have interests in breeding and reproductive endocrinology of commercially important brackishwater fishes of Sunderban area.

Research areas:

  • Breeding and culture of fish
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Stress physiology

Current Research Projects:

Funded By
1 Dissemination of technology on the seed production of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) and development, standardization and refinement of seed production technology for other commercially important brackishwater fishes Institute
2 Improvement and validation of brackishwater fish culture technologies Institute
3 Stock characterization, captive breeding, seed production and culture of hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) NFBSFARA
Recognitions (National & International)


  • Appreciation from DDG-Fisheries for the Aquaculture work in Navsari, Gujarat, India.
  • Appreciation from Director CIBA for the breeding of Cobia and Scat


Best 5 Publications during the Career



Best 3 Publications during last 3 years


  1. Prem Kumar, A.R.T. Arasu, M. Kailasam, Krishna Sukumarran, R. Subburj, G. Tyagraj& M. Natarajan (2015): Gonadal development and steroid hormone profile of wild caught grey mullet (Mugil cephalus). Biological Rhythm Research, DOI:10.1080/09291016.2015.1034974
  2. Prem Kumar, Shailesh Saurabh, A. K. Pal, N. P. Sahu, A. R. T. Arasu. 2014. Stress mitigating and growth enhancing effect of dietary tryptophan in rohu (Labeorohita, Hamilton, 1822) fingerlings. Fish Physiol Biochem, DOI 10.1007/s10695-014-9927-6. (NASS rating: 7.55)
  3. Prem Kumar, A.R. Thirunavukkarasu, M. Kailasam, J.K. Sundaray, G. Biswas, R. Subburaj, G. Thiagarajan and S. Elangeswaran.2014. Captive maturation of the silver moony fish Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus, 1758) under laboratory conditions.Indian Journal of Fisheries 61(1) 113-117. (NASS Rating: 6.00)